Wolfgang Münchow

Counsel

Frankfurt
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 79302 157
F +49 69 79302 222
wmuenchowwillkie.com

Wolfgang A. Münchow is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Wolfgang’s focus includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate, finance and general corporate matters.

Wolfgang speaks German and English.

Wolfgang A. Münchow is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Wolfgang’s focus includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate, finance and general corporate matters.

Wolfgang speaks German and English.

Selected Significant Matters

Wolfgang has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Metso Outotec on the sale of its global metal recycling business to Mimir Invest
  • SGT Capital on its acquisition of Utimaco Group from EQT Mid Market Europe
  • The shareholders of Signavio GmbH on the sale of Signavio GmbH to SAP
  • Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding on the take-over of 24 hypermarkets from Real
  • STARK Deutschland GmbH on its agreement to acquire Melle Gallhöfer, a leading German specialist dealer for roofs and facades, from private equity fund palero
  • StoneVest, Wulf Meinel and Bruce Jenyon on the formation of the IPE platform as well as IPE on the acquisition of the first two properties
  • Investa Holding GmbH on several real estate and infrastructure joint ventures
  • Indigo Invest on several real estate joint ventures
  • The shareholders of Busylamp GmbH on the sale of Busylamp to Onit., Inc.
  • Commercetools GmbH on several add-on acquisitions and structuring measures
  • CVC on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business unit, one of the world’s leading suppliers of process and packaging technology
  • Insight Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in commercetools GmbH
  • Hudson's Bay Company on the sale of its participation in the department store joint venture (Karstadt-Kaufhof) to SIGNA Retail GmbH and its participation in two real estate joint ventures to SIGNA Prime Selection AG
  • Hudson's Bay Company on the formation of a department store joint venture with SIGNA Retail GmbH, involving GALERIA Kaufhof, Karstadt, and others, and the formation of two real estate joint ventures with SIGNA Prime Selection AG
  • GoldenTree Asset Management as part of an investor-led consortium in the acquisition of German state bank HSH Nordbank for €1 billion
  • DataOnline on the acquisition of WIKON Kommunikationstechnik GmbH
  • Waterland Private Equity on the sale of Premium Exhibitions GmbH to Clarion Events
  • Riemser Pharma GmbH on the sale of its medical devices business (BiteAway and Herpotherm) to Dermapharm
  • Constantia Flexibles on the $1.3 billion sale of its labels business to Multi Color Corporation
  • GoldenTree Asset Management on the IPO of BAWAG
  • Ardian on the acquisition of SLV group
  • Hudson's Bay Company on its €2.82 billion acquisition of the GALERIA Kaufhof Group and the formation of the HBS Global Properties joint venture with Simon Properties Group and others
  • Rockwood Specialties Group on several corporate structuring measures
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. on connection with its $6 billion merger with Albemarle Corporation
  • Acciona Energía on the €157 million sale of its German wind park operations to Swisspower
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the $1.325 billion sale of its Titanium Dioxide, Color Pigments, Timber Treatment, Rubber/Thermoplastics Compounding and Water Chemistry businesses
  • 3i in connection with its investment in Global Transmission Testing Company GIF
  • Riemser Pharma GmbH on the sale of its Animal Health Division and its production facility located in Greifswald-Isle of Riems to IDT Biologika (Riems) GmbH & Co. KG
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the $635 million sale of its rheology business to Altana Group
  • Ekkio Capital and l’Inventoriste on the acquisition of Sigma Inventuren und Bestandskontrollen GmbH
  • TA Associates on its investment in Onlineprinters GmbH
  • AXA Private Equity on its acquisition of Riemser Arzneimittel AG
  • Gigaset AG on its organizational realignment
  • Barlian Management Consulting GmbH on the sale of its minority share in BARTEC GmbH to Capvis
  • Sintex Industries on the acquisition and restructuring of Geiger technik
  • State of North-Rhine Westphalia on the disposal of its residential and development portfolio (“LEG NRW GmbH”) to Whitehall Funds
  • Argantis on the acquisition of a majority interest in W.I.S. Holding GmbH & Co. KG in a management buyout
  • The management team of Freudenberg Bausysteme KG on the management buyout by Capiton
  • PAI partners SAS on the $3.2 billion acquisition of the roofing division of Lafarge SAS
  • Fortress Investment Group on the €1.75 billion acquisition of residential company WOBA DRESDEN GMBH from the City of Dresden
  • Steadfast Capital Partners on the management buyout of Cetelon Group
  • Alpha group on the acquisition of fashion company TomTailor
  • Swisscom on the sale of Debitel AG to Permira*

* Wolfgang advised on these matters before joining Willkie.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Buschhüter / Striegel “Internationale Rechnungslegung - IFRS” Kommentar, 2011, co-author
  • Striegel / Wiesbrock / Jesch “Kapitalbeteiligungsrecht” Kommentar zum Private Equity-Recht: WKBG, UBGG, Risikobegrenzungsgesetz, Nebengesetze und AIFM-Richtlinie, 2010, co-author
  • Jesch / Schilder / Striegel “Rechtshandbuch Immobilien-Investitionen”, 2009, co-author
  • Münchow / Striegel / Jesch “Management Buy-Out”, 2008, co-author
  • Striegel “REITG – Gesetz über deutsche Immobilien-Aktiengesellschaften mit börsennotierten Anteilen mit weiterführenden Vorschriften” Kommentar, 2007, co-author